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  Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 3
Subject:   Outside users can't connect
Date:   2002-02-03 00:22:04
From:   audiophyle
I am new to web serving, so please excuse me if I miss something seemingly obvious.


I have several computers connected to a Linksys Etherfast Wireless Access Point + Cable/DSL Router with 4 port switch, including a Powerbook using Airport, a PowerMac G4, and two Windows PCs. This is connected to a Cisco DSL Router, which receives a dynamically assigned IP address. I started the Apache server just fine, and I can access the web pages fine since I'm on the LAN, but outside users cannot access this website. I realize that this probably has something to do with the dynamic IP address, and the firewall created by my Linksys device, but how do I get around this? What do I need to do in order to have a web server that everyone can see?

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  • Outside users can't connect - me too
    2002-02-03 03:26:06  pattyb777 [View]

    Thanks for posting this. I too have a PC and a Mac networked with a router (SMC) and airport base station. My Mac's IP address is dynamic and my router has a firewall. I can't see what's on my apache web server on my other computer. There must be a way around this!

    Patty
    • Outside users can't connect - me too
      2002-02-06 07:42:16  swanilda [View]

      Same problem here. I went to the URL for the IP detection. http://www.checkipdyndns,org, got the actual IP address I am using as opposed to the router's, but I still can't get past the firewall. Perhaps there are settings regarding this?
      • Outside users can't connect - me too
        2002-03-03 00:49:45  piddle_spank [View]

        i am on Cable with router PCs and Macs ect. i still have not figured this out yet but heres what i have done so far.

        in the router software i have put fixed mapping on my IP so that always get the same IP.

        opened ports 80 + 999 on my firewall. then changed the httpd_conf.pm file so that it trys port 999 instead of 80.

        made my computer a 'DMZ' which means its no longer protected by the routers firewall.

        but still no luck :(
        • Outside users can't connect - me too
          2002-12-09 17:16:03  anonymous2 [View]

          First, have you tried http://localhost on the apache server machine itself? If you see the TESTPAGE, then the daemon is running, and you have done something right <grin>! Next, what did you assign for a servername in httpd.conf? try using your Server's static IP address (don't use DHCP on your router, use static mappings) for a servername. then try to access it from your local network. If this all works, go to your firewall and open port 80 to the server ip. then use your browser and type in HTTP://XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX where the mask represents your REAL (internet ISP assigned) IP Address.
          • Outside users can't connect - me too
            2003-07-24 19:39:45  anonymous2 [View]

            The real problem is via the ISP provider, i have the same problem and it still wont connect. My ISP blocks the port 80. And everytime i change the httpd_conf.pm file with a new port adress. The internal adress http://192.168.123.186:80 or http://192.168.123.186/ still works. How come the apache server does not change it s settings to the port 8080 i have assign it inside the http_conf.pm file?